Dear Department of Health,
Please could you advise me how many cases of premature death have occurred as a direct result of a wrongful diagnosis in the UK and particularly by the NHS.
I am particularly interested in how many cases have occurred that symptoms have been accredited to 'stress' and 'anxiety' where a more serious or sinister underlying health problem has not been identified.
Any documents you could provide me with regarding mis-diagnosis within the NHS, UK would be of great help.
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Dear Ms James,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 13 March 2013. I
have been asked to reply.
Please find the full response attached.
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